This post would definitely not fly on SO but hopefully some of you have some experience with them here.
I’m going to be very mobile over the next six months and dedicated to some projects that are not going to let me use my normal development systems to work on Meteor projects. A cloud IDE would, theoretically, be a really good fit for this time.
I read the following post here on the forums:
but it is mostly focused on what your favorite editors are instead of having focus on the cloud IDEs out there.
I’m just wondering if anyone has done some extensive testing with any of these IDEs and found one to work well with Meteor development. Fortunately they all seem to have a text editor of sorts and some give full shell access to the Docker image so there’s a lot of control and obviously all we technically need is an editor. Cloud9 has built-in integration with Bitbucket (my goto for personal private repos) and even has the Meteor logo on the homepage (almost reason enough to pick them)!
I tried Koding back when it was Kodingen but that was before they switched to giving full VMs. The up-time and interface was just not usable but it looks like they’ve come a long way.
Nitrous looks cool because of the Nitrous desktop which can sync with multiple machines so I can still use SublimeText or Webstorm, etc. Course I can do this a bit with the others by using copy.com or dropbox, etc too. Really though for the next several months it would be best if it was just purely in a browser and SSH.
Anyway, clearly an opinion thread but didn’t know if someone else has already gone down this road and might have some advice. Any of them already have some helpful features (code completion, etc) that we might find useful for Meteor development?
I tried just running a Linux box myself and using SSH remotely to get to vim but I find myself more productive with an editor or IDE. I know that isn’t as ‘hardcore’ but for me it is more productive and that’s what is important.